Pool Corp was incorporated in the State of Delaware in December 1993. The Company is a wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies, equipment and related leisure products. It also distributes irrigation and landscape products through its subsidiary. It operates 321 sales centers in North America, Europe and South America through its three distribution networks: SCP Distributors LLC, Superior Pool Products LLC, and Horizon Distributors, Inc. The SCP network includes nine domestic sales centers designated as National Pool Tile, or NPT, locations. The NPT locations focus on selling products under the NPT brand including tile, decking materials and interior pool finishes. The SCP network also includes 31 sales centers. The Company serves to roughly 80,000 customers. The Company suppliers to its customers more than 160,000 national brand and Pool Corporation branded products. It uses a combination of local and international sales and marketing personnel to promote its business and to develop its clients' business. Its largest suppliers include Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc., Hayward Pool Products, Inc. and Zodiac Pool Systems, Inc. The Company faces intense competition from many regional and local distributors in its markets and from one national wholesale distributor of irrigation and landscape products. It also faces competition from mass-market retailers and large pool supply retailers who buys directly from manufacturers. The Company's business is subject to regulation under local fire codes and international, federal, state and local environmental and health and safety requirements, including regulation by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Department of Transportation, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the National Fire Protection Agency and the International Maritime Organization.